Arts & Crafts in Haslemere

A weekend of celebration!

Friday 7th July
"The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain"
An evening talk by Eric Knowles
7.00pm Haslemere Educational Museum £20

The weekend starts at Haslemere Museum with a talk from Eric Knowles, a leading authority in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Decorative Arts. A well-known face in the world of antiques, having graced the BBC's "Antiques Roadshow" programme for over 20 years.

Those booking the weekend ticket are invited to join us for a pre-lecture reception with Eric Knowles and the Mayor of Haslemere at 6pm in the Museum.

Saturday 8th July
Morning Lectures at the Museum £20

(Includes all lectures and interval refreshments)

The Rustic Renaissance
Lindsay Moreton, Collections Manager, Haslemere Educational Museum

An introduction to the diverse European Peasant Arts Collection at Haslemere Museum and the crafts people who inspired the local Arts and Crafts movement.

Craft Routes to Ditchling
10.15am Donna Steele, Curator, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Ditchling Museum holds an internationally important collection of work by artists and craftspeople that were drawn to the village in the early 1900s, breathing new life into the established arts and crafts tradition. It was in Ditchling that artist Eric Gill became a major sculptor, Edward Johnston designed the iconic typeface for the London Underground and later, Hilary Bourne dyed and hand wove the curtains for the Royal Festival Hall. Donna Steele discusses the appeal of the rural idyll to these modernist artists and crafts people.

11.00am Refreshments

The Beauty and Romance of Arts & Crafts Gardens
11.15am Dr Sarah Rutherford, Garden Historian

Author of the Arts and Crafts Garden published by Shire Books, Sarah will help us discover more about the glories of Arts and Crafts gardens including some fine examples in Surrey.

F W Troup - A Scotsman in Surrey
12 noon Professor Neil Jackson RIBA FSA
Charles Reilly Professor of Architecture
School of Architecture, University of Liverpool in London

Frank Troup came from Aberdeenshire to work as an architect in London in the 1880s and brought an attitude to architecture not about style but form and materials. Master of the Art Workers' Guild and Hononary Secretary of the SPAB, he was an Arts and Crafts man, whether casting ornamental leadwork or designing houses for Joseph King in Haslemere.

1pm Light Lunch for weekend ticket holders only

Haslemere Peasant Art Trail £10
2.30pm Wander around the Arts and Crafts industry buildings and houses of Haslemere with local expert Catherine Eyre. The route takes in Kings Road, Foundry Lane and Longdene Road. Meet at Haslemere railway station.
Please note the walk includes a steep footpath between Foundry Lane and Longdene Road. The walk does not go onto the property or inside any of the buildings. Duration approximately 1.5 hours.


Arts and Crafts Dinner at St Christopher’s Church £40

7.00pm An evening at St Christopher’s Church with an informed tour of this stunning example of an Arts and Crafts building designed by Charles Spooner, followed by music and dinner by candlelight.
(includes a two course cold buffet and wine)


Sunday 9th July
Visit to Munstead Wood
£20 - SOLD OUT

11am A guided tour of Gertrude Jekyll’s iconic woodland garden at Munstead Wood by Head Gardener Annabel Watts and neighbour Gail Naughton, owner of The Quadrangle, once the working garden of Jekyll's estate. The tour will also include a visit to Busbridge Church, home to Morris & Co windows and Lutyens’ rood screen. The churchyard is the resting place of Gertrude Jekyll.


To book please download a booking form from here and complete and pay as preferred. Please note that bookings cannot be accepted without payment.

For further information on the weekend, please contact Haslemere Events on 01428 645425 or email